One of our favorite things about boating is getting together with other boaters to share knowledge, experience, and fun… we call them Rendezvous! A group of DeFever owners in the Pacific Northwest organized a regional Rendezvous in the sweet little town of Poulsbo, Washington.Much like Petersburg, Poulsbo is very Norwegian and it’s a popular tourist destination, with an excellent bakery, art galleries, and little shops.We had perfect weather – warm and sunny for most of the weekend, enjoying “dock-tails” on the floating dock……and admiring a variety of DeFever boat models, all with that distinctive high flared bow.About 55 people and 17 boats attended, with boats ranging in age from just a few years old to over 55 years old! We were sad that we couldn’t bring ADVENTURES – but it’s about 1000 nautical miles and not the best season to be traveling the coast!
We met a lot of new people from Washington and nearby British Columbia, and got to visit with friends from North Carolina and California. Jim had fun walking the docks – he was able to lend a hand to a guy with a hydraulic steering problem, as well as help a friend get rid of an old 8D battery. It weighs 130 lbs, and it was easier to get it up to the boat deck and lower it down with the davit. We had a great time, though the weekend was far too short! Now we’re off to explore the Oregon coast with the camper.